By the Numbers: Wisconsin Agriculture
The state’s ranking in American, cheddar and total cheese production, as well as dry whey for human consumption, milk goat inventory, mink pelts produced, corn harvested for silage, snap beans for processing and cranberry production.
The average hourly wage rate of all Wisconsin farm workers.
The percentage of the nation’s milk supply produced by Wisconsin cows.
The percentage of Wisconsin’s total 2016 cheese production that was devoted to specialty cheeses.
The percentage of farms using computers for farm business.
The number of bushels of soybeans per acre yielded in Wisconsin in 2016, a record-setting year.
The number of bushels of corn per acre yielded in Wisconsin in 2016, a record-setting year.
The average acreage of a Wisconsin farm in 2016.
The number of barrels of cranberries per acre yielded in Wisconsin in 2016, a record-setting year.
The number of pounds of cherries per acre yielded in Wisconsin in 2016, a record-setting year.
The number of farms in Wisconsin in 2016, down 200 from 2015.
The number of pounds of cheese produced in Wisconsin in 2016, a record-setting year.
Cash receipts for all Wisconsin crops in 2016, up 5 percent from 2015.
Source: Wisconsin Agricultural Statistics produced by the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the United States Department of Agriculture and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.